Harrison Ford has finally talked about his affair with Carrie Fisher.
Last year, Fisher published a memoir based on the diaries she kept during the production of the first “Star Wars” movie. It included her affair with Ford when she was still 19.
In an interview with GQ, the “Blade Runner” star confirmed their relationship. However, Ford, 75, admitted that it was strange for him that Fisher had put that out in her “Star Wars” book.
When asked if he received an advance warning about it, “Um, to a degree. Yes,” was Ford’s response. When asked if he preferred that it had not been written, the actor declined to answer.
Ford didn’t read the book and when asked about his thoughts on it the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star refused to comment.
“Oh, I don’t know. I don’t know,” Ford told the publication. “You know, with Carrie’s untimely passing, I don’t really feel that it’s a subject that I want to discuss.”
E! News noted that at the time of their affair, Fisher was still a teen. She was attracted to 33-year-old Ford who was married to Mary Marquardt at that time.
“I looked over at Harrison. A hero’s face—a few strands of hair fell over his noble, slightly furrowed brow,” Fisher wrote. “How could you ask such a shining specimen of a man to be satisfied with the likes of me? I was so inexperienced, but I trusted something about him. He was kind.”
Fisher died on Dec. 27, 2016. The coroner from the Los Angeles County’s Office said that the actress suffered from atherosclerotic disease and drug use. Fisher reportedly took different types of drugs before her death.
Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, responded and confirmed that her mom struggled with drug addiction for a number of years. “My mom battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life. She ultimately died of it,” Lourd said.
Lourd added that her mother did not hide her illness and struggles. “She was purposely open in all of her work about the social stigmas surrounding these diseases. She talked about the shame that torments people and their families confronted by these diseases. I know my mom, she’d want her death to encourage people to be open about their struggles,” she said.